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Chile scientists create coronavirus ‘smell test’

Researchers in Chile develop kit to check asymptomatic coronavirus patients by testing to see if they have lost sense of smell.

Scientists in Chile have developed a test that could help diagnose coronavirus patients earlier and for a fraction of the price.

One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is the loss of the sense of smell among patients who do not show any other signs of the virus.

Now a university in Santiago has developed an aroma test kit.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago, Chile.